20 hospitals in Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii
More than 260 rural health clinics, physician clinics and outpatient centers
15 home care agencies
Seven hospice agencies
Four joint-venture retirement centers
Workforce of 32,700 includes:
John Freedman has been elected president of the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) by delegates to the union’s regular constituency session held September 25 in Portland, Oregon. Freedman replaces Max Torkelsen II, whose retirement became effective at the end of the session. Delegates also re-elected John Loor Jr.
Dear fellow members:
The North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) was organized 110 years ago to help members and local conferences share our Adventist message in the Northwest. That mission still binds us together toward a common purpose in preparing others for our Lord's return.
After 44 years of ministry for the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Max Torkelsen is retiring, effective Sept. 25, 2016, at the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) constituency session.
Our Creation Study Center in Ridgefield, Washington, includes two large wall murals (of Mount St. Helens erupting and a dinosaur caught in the Genesis Flood), a gigantic 5-foot dinosaur femur bone, and a hands-on sand area where kids can dig up and keep fossils.
Our efforts have delivered more than 235,000 books and 1.3 million pieces of free literature after visiting more than 2 million homes in the Northwest.
Every Northwest Adventist institution has an obligation to carry out its mission with an honest regard for financial accountability. Part of that accountability comes in the form of regular audits of financial records — many of which are done by the staff from the regional office of the General Conference Auditing Services (GCAS) located in Vancouver, Washington.
Faith and Learning
A Report to the Constituency of Walla Walla University
At Walla Walla University, learning takes place within a framework of faith. “It’s the context in which we conduct our academic pursuits,” says Bob Cushman, vice president for academic administration. “Faith pervades the entire range of life and learning here.”